This is the number of railroad workers in your state. Freight railroads employ more than 180,000 workers. The majority of the rail workforce is comprised of people who operate trains and those who maintain rail tracks and equipment.
This is the average compensation (benefits included) of a freight rail worker in your state. Rail jobs are among some of the nation’s highest paying and for most, a college degree is not required.
This is the top commodity produced in your state that is shipped by rail. America’s freight railroads transport a huge variety of commodities safely and affordably.
What’s not to love about a state where the wheat smells sweet and the wind comes sweeping down the plain? Even the abbreviation—OK—is auspicious. Harnessing that wind, along with an abundance of energy resources like oil and natural gas reserves, keeps Oklahomans—known as Okies—and her railroads busy. And, with an economic base strongly rooted in farming and agriculture, railroads keep Oklahoma singing Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay!